Morning: Arras, the jewel of Artois
From one to other of the architectural splendours of Arras, learn of the history and stories of the town at each moment. The Town Hall and the Belfry, Gothic-style pearls in the baroque setting of the squares, the Abbey of St. Vaast and the Cathedral, which together make up the largest religious group of 18th century buildings in France, or the Theatre, Italian style , are some of the witnesses of the glorious past of the town. During your tour other surprises await you...
Lunch in a restaurant of the town
Afternoon: The charms of the Artois region
Want to get off the beaten track? Leave Arras and be seduced by the charm of the Artois countryside. In a truly green setting, villages and castles come into sight as you cross the rolling landscapes. Dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Church of Saint-Nicolas in Avesnes-le-Comte is a prime example of the tradition of Artois churches. A tower-porch gives access to the interior of the building, which will surprise you by the refinement of its flamboyant Gothic décor. Your tour will then take you to the Lime Tree Avenue (allée des Tilleuls). Classified as a Historic Monument, this 2-kilometre long avenue links the mansions of Givenchy-le-Noble and Lignereuil. Discover the destinies of two of the most impressive mansions of Artois, still intact thanks to the passion of their owners. Couin, built in the 18th century, is the most extensive mansion of the region. The reception rooms, recently restored, will be opened for you. Below-stairs also will be opened to discover the kitchens, and some discrete fittings such as the service-lift.
20 – 39 people: Visit fixed price € 23 / pers + Fixed price lunch: € 24 / pers
40 people and more: Visit fixed price € 19 / pers + Fixed price lunch: € 24 / pers
Museum entrance fee: € 1.30 / pers (unavailable on Tuesday)
Transportation and insurance are not included. If your group is less than 20 people, please contact us to get an estimate.